The Suzuki Method is based on the principles of learning language.  When children learn to speak, how exactly do they do it?  Children learn languages by listening and absorbing all that is going on in the environment around them.  Music is no different – it is a language unto itself.  Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the founder of the method, believed that "Musical ability is not an inborn talent, but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited."  

Suzuki teachers strive to create beautiful human beings as well as to nurture musical ability.  As Dr. Suzuki was fond of reminding his students, "Character before ability."  While Suzuki alumni can be found performing as soloists, chamber musicians, and in orchestras across the globe, the true legacy of the method can be found in the hearts and souls of thousands of Suzuki alumni worldwide.


For advanced students who are no longer studying within the Suzuki books, the nurturing teaching approach provides a great framework for learning.  After all my years as a professional violinist, I still consider myself a “Suzuki kid" at heart!

Every child has different needs, and I strive to adapt my teaching to meet every student where they are and help them succeed.  

You can read more about the Suzuki method here